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Re: Stark Family of Kilsyth and Banton
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 23:53 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone provide suggestions.  Since I am in Canada my research has been almost completely through Ancestry. 
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Stark Family of Kilsyth and Banton
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 08 March 18 01:31 GMT (UK) »
amac 1210

There is no need for you to venture into the wilds of Lanarkshire to find Tamfin, it is located barely a mile to the east and north of Banton (http://maps.nls.uk/view/91578896#) (Map Ref NS773799).

Shown as Tomfyne, it appeared on earlier maps as Tomfin.http://maps.nls.uk/view/74983761 and is marked on the Timothy Pont map of 1583-86 (http://maps.nls.uk/view/00002329).

If you Google "NLS Maps", this will take you to the National Library of Scotland site, and you can spend many hours/days looking at their fantastic collection of maps (for free).

For older information (pre OS), the old county maps are a great resource.

Good luck in your quest

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Re: Stark Family of Kilsyth and Banton
« Reply #20 on: Monday 12 March 18 17:41 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to advice I received after posting my earlier message about my 3rd GG James Stark, I researched using Scotland's People and am very confident his parents were John Stark (born 1740) and Elizabeth Livingston (born 1747), both from Kilsyth parish.  John's parents would seem to be James Stark (born 1710) and Marrion Baird (born 1717), both from Kilsyth parish.  John appears to be the son of Archbald Stark and Jean Stark (presumably this is her married name; maiden name unknown if different).  Archbald and Jean had four children, James, Kathrin, Jean, and Alexander.  It seems that the birth year of Archbald and Jean's daughter Jean (1714) is different than the one being sought by amac1210 (1711).  There was also a brother Alexander in this family, baptized in 1716.  I could not find any record of an Archbald Stark in Kilsyth Parish but there was one in Glasgow and one in Cardcross (Dunbarton).  The Glasgow one, which is most likely, was baptized in 1687 and he had a brother James baptized in 1869 (son to James Stark and Kathrin Hamilton). 

I know it's a lot of info and I have not looked at the original source documents yet, but I am hoping someone will know enough about the family to either confirm I am on the right track or tell me where I may have taken a wrong turn.

Dave

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Re: Stark Family of Kilsyth and Banton
« Reply #21 on: Monday 12 March 18 18:01 GMT (UK) »
John appears to be the son of Archbald Stark and Jean Stark (presumably this is her married name; maiden name unknown if different).
Her maiden surname is almost certainly also Stark. Married women in Scotland do not lose their own surnames; they are referred to in legal documents as xxx yyy or zzz, where xxx is their given name, yyy their maiden name and zzz their husband's surname. This is why you get the mother's surname in Scottish baptism records if you get a mother's name at all.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith